Campaigning rocker Bono has signed a letter thanking the British Government for increasing aid for developing countries to $11.7 billion (GBP6.5 billion) by 2007.

The outspoken U2 frontman, along with Coldplay's Chris Martin, SIR BOB GELDOF and actor Jude Law, have added their signatures to an open letter to UK Prime Minister Tony Blair and Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown to show their appreciation for the boost in funds.

The letter reads, "Lives in the poorest parts of the world will be transformed as a result."

02/08/2004 14:05